Faculty and Staff

Mr. Peter Cole

Peter Cole

ELL Director
Head JV Basketball Coach
Assistant JV Tennis Coach

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B.A., History, Education, University of Vermont
M.A., Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching (ELT) , University of Surrey, U.K.


Peter Cole attended Tabor Academy, which was an all-boys boarding prep school at the time. After graduating from the University of Vermont, he traveled to Europe and played nine seasons of professional basketball. 

Peter is an experienced educator having taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and Business English for many years in Germany, Hungary, Japan and England. Most recently, he was the managing director and head of English Studies at the Center of Applied Learning. Prior to this, he was the associate director and head of English for the Language Institute at Germany's oldest private business school, the EBS University for Business and Law. From 2004 to 2008, he also taught English and Social Studies at the EuroSchule, which is a private high school in Germany. 

He is vice president of a social business charity organization that offers Ugandan single moms microcredit loans to set up small businesses whereby the profits are used to pay for school fees for their children. Peter has gained a strong insight into different cultures through these experiences abroad, and brings these insights to the Blue Ridge School. 

Peter will teach ELL, is coaching JV basketball, JV tennis and is a hall parent. 

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Employed since: 2017